Bombers Strike in Baghdad and Mosul; 94 Killed, 116 Wounded Across Iraq

Although Anbar was unusually quiet today, attacks picked up in Mosul and Baghdad. In one gruesome attack in the east, two children were kidnapped before being murdered. At least 94 people were killed and 116 were wounded.


A roadside bomb in Abu Ghraib killed one person and wounded three more.

Twelve civilians were kidnapped on a highway near Haditha.

Shelling killed three people in Falluja.


Twenty-one people were killed in a suicide blast at a checkpoint in Mosul; at least six were wounded, but probably a lot more. A separate bomb killed three security personnel at a police base. Gunmen killed two policemen. Two policemen were killed and another was wounded when a bomb hidden inside a dumped body exploded. Three militants were killed.

In Baghdad, a bomb in the Doura neighborhood wounded five policemen. A bomb killed two people and wounded nine more in Amin. Two people were killed and seven more were wounded in a blast in Jihad. Sixteen people died in a suicide bombing at a checkpoint in Kadhimiya; at least 50 were wounded. Two dumped bodies were found in Obeidi.

A man parked a car bomb among a row of taxis in Sadr City, where the blast killed four people and wounded 14 more, after he walked away.

Bombs killed four Turkmen family members in Tuz Khormato. At least one more person was killed in the string of blasts and 11 more were wounded.

In Qayara, a roadside bomb killed a middle-schooler and three companions. Eleven militants were killed in an operation.

Mortar fire in Jurf al-Sakhar wounded five soldiers and wounded three more.

Gunmen killed two soldiers and wounded another in al-Riyash.

In Hamra, a sticky bomb killed a man and his daughter.

Gunmen kidnapped two children and killed them in Jalawla.

A sticky bomb killed a policeman in Husseiniya.

In Zab, a soldier was shot dead outside his home.

A roadside bomb in Latifiya wounded five people.

Gunmen wounded a Badr official in Kirkuk.

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for since 2006.